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### Re^3: Challenge: Egg Timer Puzzles

by Limbic~Region (Chancellor)
 on May 03, 2006 at 12:46 UTC ( #547132=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Challenge: Egg Timer Puzzles
in thread Challenge: Egg Timer Puzzles

GrandFather,
You can't "set aside" a timer and you have only one of each timer specified.

Well, you are 1 for 2. You only have the specified number of timers at their respective times. I did say in the root thread that you can stop a timer with 2 new amounts. This could result by turning it on its side. It doesn't matter if you only have 2 timers but if you have more than it could come into play.

I don't mind that you ignored this though. It is just a fun puzzle that I left open to interpretation. I have not yet tackled it myself as I was interested to seeing approaches others took. I need to remember to post these things at the beginning of the day and not the end of the day though - more visibility.

Cheers - L~R

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Re^4: Challenge: Egg Timer Puzzles
by GrandFather (Sage) on May 03, 2006 at 18:43 UTC

My appology. The formulation of the puzzle I am familiar with (as a brain teaser) is that you can flip the timers, but not stop them. I also suspect that the result is the same at the end of the (possibly long) day, but I'm not mathematician enough to prove it.

DWIM is Perl's answer to Gödel

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